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On January 23, Banks Says: B.J. Raji, DT, Boston College

Posted by Matt Terl on January 23, 2009 – 11:51 am

As the big-name sports news sites continue to ramp up their NFL draft coverage, Don Banks at SI.com weighs in with his mock draft version 1.0. Currently, Banks and Kiper differ pretty wildly in their analysis of guys at the Redskins’ positions of need, so it should be entertaining to see who blinks in this staredown of wild and largely unfounded speculation.

Like Kiper, Banks has three offensive tackles coming off the board in the top ten picks, so he has the Redskins addressing the defensive line in the thirteen spot. Kiper’s pick for the Redskins, DE Brian Orakpo, goes off the board at #6 overall here, so Banks projects DT B.J. Raji in the spot.

But here’s the weird thing: even though both guys have three offensive tackles going in the top ten, it’s a different top three. They agree that Alabama’s Andre Smith is the top prospect (Banks has him going at #1 overall, Kiper at #2), but where Kiper has Baylor’s Jason Smith next followed by Virginia’s Eugene Monroe, Banks has Monroe next (literally next, at #2 overall) and Michael Oher the next OT off the board. Read more »

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Friday, January 23: A Minute With Fred Smoot

Posted by Matt Terl on January 23, 2009 – 9:47 am

When I saw Fred Smoot leaving Redskins Park yesterday, he was on his way to an appointment of some sort and was just on the verge of running late.

Still, he was kind enough to take a minute — one minute and thirteen seconds, actually — to explain to me about the three parts of the offseason and exactly what goes on during the nothing-nothing part. (Hint: nothing.)

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